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Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is a leopard subspecies native to the Primorye region of southeastern Russia and Jilin Province of northeast China, and is classified as Critically Endangered since 1996 by IUCN. Only 14–20 adults and 5–6 cubs were counted in a census in 2007, with a total of 19-26 Amur leopards extant in the wild. The Amur leopard is also known as the Far Eastern leopard, Korean leopard and Manchurian leopard.

Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is a leopard subspecies native to the…

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Animals Native to Russia. The Amur leopard, aka the Far Eastern leopard, is a…

Amur Leopard, located in the Russian Far East. As of mid-2008, only 35 remain in existence. / ©: WWF / V. Solkin

© V Solkin/ WWF-Russia. Adopt a leopard! Fewer than 35 Amur leopards remain in the wild, and their habitat is under threat from logging, forest fires and land clearance for farming. Help us protect the world’s most endangered big cat.

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